Letters Which app should I use?

The need for quality assurance of health apps

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5915 (Published 04 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5915
  1. Brian McMillan, National Institute for Health Research academic clinical fellow in primary care1,
  2. Eamonn Hickey, medical student1,
  3. Caroline Mitchell, senior clinical lecturer1,
  4. Mahendra Patel, senior lecturer2
  1. 1Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
  2. 2Department of Pharmacy, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK
  1. b.mcmillan{at}sheffield.ac.uk

With patients and healthcare professionals increasingly using health apps, Armstrong’s article is timely.1 At the Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care in Sheffield we examined quality assurance for health behaviour change apps by adapting the 2014 NICE behaviour change guidance.2 We identified nine areas that are important to consider when …

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